Peek at the Past


April 6, 2023


50 Years Ago, April 5, 1973 - Longtime Sundance resident Ward Cure was celebrating his 81st birthday Monday when he stopped at the Pizza Villa for coffee with some other City of Sundance employees. He ran into a pleasant surprise when he was presented with a birthday cake baked by Mrs. Alice Schloredt. Ward had no trouble in blowing out the candles. Above, he leisurely cuts a piece of cake while five-year-old Jennifer Schloredt looks on and gives him some hints on just how it should be done.

100 Years Ago

April 12, 1923

A pleasant surprise party was tendered Miss Grace Zimmerschied Friday evening, it being her birthday. Forty-three of her schoolmates were present and the surprise was a complete success.

Workmen started Tuesday to remove the fence surrounding the courthouse. The fence has served its time and with a city stock ordinance, it is no longer needed. The result is a great improvement in the appearance of the grounds.

The expected carload of machinery for the Belle Fourche Bentonite Products company arrived and consists of two 25-foot steel drums, four feet in diameter...

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